10/28/2015 - 2:15pm

HealthDay is reporting that researchers fromt the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center have found that a person’s use of narcotic painkillers as a teen raises their risk of abuse as an adult by 33%. “Most likely, the initial experience of pain relief is pleasurable and a safe initial experience may reduce perceived danger,” the study’s author Richard Miech said. “A pleasurable and safe initial experience with a drug is a central factor in theories of who goes on to misuse drugs.” (HealthDay)

10/28/2015 - 1:32pm

Amgen announced Wednesday that it had received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec) for injection.

10/28/2015 - 12:30pm

The drug, which gained FDA approval in July, is indicated to treat papules and pustules associated with rosacea. 

10/28/2015 - 11:26am

Some 77% of those polled by the Kaiser Family Foundation in October said that ensuring the affordability of high-cost drugs for patients with chronic conditions should be the government’s top health care priority. 

10/27/2015 - 3:29pm

Davis said that rather than support the budget deal’s Medicaid provisions, lawmakers should work to pass the Fair Access to Safe and Timely Generics Act, a bill that has been introduced by Reps. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, and Peter Welch, D-Vt. 

10/27/2015 - 11:44am

The drug is intended for rescue use following treatment of osteosarcoma through methotrexate therapy by reducing toxicity and effect of eliminating methotrexate.

10/27/2015 - 10:05am

The authors say this is the first study to show that a pharmacist-based glucose control program can potentially improve outcomes for surgery patients, and also lead to lower costs. 

10/26/2015 - 4:07pm

A new study from the NCPA and Arkansas Pharmacists Association is showing the ability that community pharmacists have to improve adherence through medication synchronization programs.

10/26/2015 - 12:58pm

Asana BioSciences’ new chief medical officer is an oncologist with 20 years’ industry and academic experience.